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Stabler Foundation Boosts Scholarship Funding for Penn College


Additional funding from The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation of Harrisburg will help qualified transfer students enrolling at Pennsylvania College of Technology achieve their educational objectives.

The $460,000 in scholarship funding – allocated by Penn College for the unique needs of transfer students – brings to $1.53 million the total scholarship support the college has received from the philanthropic organization over the past three years.

Transfer students are strongly represented within Penn College’s high-demand, 100-plus academic majors, accounting for nearly 25 percent of those enrolling at the institution, a special mission affiliate of Penn State.

The additional endowment funds will provide annual scholarships of $5,000 each for up to five students who enroll full time at Penn College, have financial need, have completed at least 24 credits at a predecessor institution or institutions, and have earned a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA from previous coursework.

In 2016-17, The Stabler Foundation provided Penn College with $540,000 for endowed scholarship support, which the college allocated for Penn College NOW dual enrollment participants who matriculate to Penn College as full-time students after graduating from high school. Penn College NOW is a nationally accredited dual-enrollment program in which Penn College courses are taught by approved teachers at high schools and career and technology centers across the state. There is no tuition cost to the participating students.

The $530,000 in funding the college received from The Stabler Foundation in 2015-16 was earmarked by the college for scholarships for first-year students enrolled full time in an Associate of Applied Science degree major that is nontraditional for their gender.

“We are incredibly grateful for this generous, continuing support from The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation, which will provide welcome scholarship assistance to transfer students, a significant component of our student population at Penn College,” said President Davie Jane Gilmour. “Transfer students often face unique challenges, for which scholarships can mean the difference between access to a Penn College education or deferring the pursuit of a degree.”

The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation was established in 1966 exclusively for charitable, religious, scientific, literary or educational purposes.

Students who wish to apply for a Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Scholarship may visit the Admissions Office’s Scholarships page.

Those interested in contributing to a Penn College scholarship – or establishing one – may send a donation to the Penn College Foundation, One College Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701; or visit or call the Institutional Advancement Office toll-free at 866-GIVE-2-PC (866-448-3272).

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